Meet our Team
Dr. Lindsey Rockwood, DVM, cVMA
Dr. Rockwood was born and raised off highway 68 and after being away at school for many years, she has returned to the immediate area. For as long as she can remember, she has always wanted to be a veterinarian and has always had a love and respect for all animals. As a child, her family would bring their pets to see Dr. Susan Parry at Toro Park and she has fond memories of always having a positive experience at the hospital.
Dr. Rockwood completed her prerequisite courses at Colorado University, Boulder and UC Davis with a major in Animal Biology and minor in Spanish. While living in Davis, she volunteered and later worked for the University's Teaching Hospital as a technician in the Large Animal Intensive Care Unit, caring for critically ill patients including horses, premature foals, llamas, alpacas, donkeys, cows, goats, sheep, and pigs. The skills acquired as an ICU technician definitely helped her through veterinary school. Dr. Rockwood graduated from UC Davis School of Veterinary Medicine in 2008, and has been practicing on the Monterey Peninsula ever since. Her special interests include acupuncture and rehabilitation, soft tissue surgery, dentistry and oral surgery, and nutritional management of medical conditions.
Dr. Rockwood is very passionate about her career, but in her free time she enjoys outdoor activities with her son. He has become an avid lover of snowboarding, hiking, and camping - just like his mom! Her fur family includes a cute young Chihuahua mix, a young sweet Golden Retriever and a sweet lovable cat that enjoys playing with the dogs.
Years in Practice: 12
Education: Colorado University, Boulder Colorado, UC Davis, and UC Davis School of Veterinary Medicine, Medical Acupuncture for Veterinarians- Fort Collins Colorado
Danielle is our new Practice Manager. She was born and raised in Castroville and has lived on the peninsula all her life.
She has had dogs in her life as far back as she can remember and will always have a dog in her life if she is in control. Her current fur baby is Bella, an American Staffordshire Terrier aka Pit Bull who she rescued from the Monterey County SPCA in January of 2019. It has been a love affair since the moment she spotted her fur baby and in her off time you may spot the two of them at the beach. In her off time, she enjoys reading, spending time with family and cuddling with Bella.
Favorite Book: The Art of Racing in the Rain
Years in Practice: 1.5
Operations Manager, CVA
Brad is our Operations Manager and has lived on the peninsula for 27 years.
He is married with two girls and lives on a five acre ranch with 2 dogs, 3 cats, 9 ducks, 12 chickens, 4 goats, 1 pig, 4 birds and 3 fish tanks. In his off time you can find him gardening, playing table top games and building aquaponics systems as well as spending time with his family.
Favorite Book: The Name of the Wind
Years in Practice: 18
Sandra is our wonderful Kennel Lead. She was born in Tacoma Washington, but quickly moved to Salinas and has been a resident for 48 years.
She has Lobo the Siberian Husky who is the center of her world. Over the years she's had cats, dogs, guinea pigs, hamsters, African Sulcuta Tortoise and fish. Her dream goal would be to work with wolves. In her off time she's with Lobo and her husband either at the beach or river. She also loves to go to all the monster truck events that she can every year.
Favorite book : White Fang
Years in Practice: 8
Ashley is our Lead Receptionist. She was born and raised in Marina and has lived on the peninsula her whole life.
She has 3 dogs (10yr old Black Lab named Raider, 5 year old Chihuahua named Paisley and a 2 year old Terrier named Buster) 3 cats (7 year old Calico named Callie, 10 month old kittens Named Rider & Piper)
When she's not at work, you can find her on a baseball field watching her 11 year old son play ball.
Favorite book: 50 Shades of Gray Series or any good murder mystery.
Years in Practice: 16
Carol is one of our Certified Veterinary Assistants. She was born in Carmel and has lived on the peninsula her whole life.
She has 2 dogs and 4 chickens. In her off time you can find her gardening or planning her future living in a small house and spending time with her family.
Favorite Book: Eragon
Years in Practice: 15
Janet is one of our Veterinary Assistants. She was born in Indio, CA and currently resides in San Ardo.
She has a menagerie of animals – 4 dogs, 2 horses, 2 cats, 30 chickens and 2 fish tanks. In her off time, she enjoys spending time with family, relaxing on her ranch or reading a good mystery book
Favorite book: A Dog’s Purpose by W. Bruce Cameron
Years In Practice: 3
Angela was born in Monterey, and has lived on the peninsula her whole life minus a brief time in Maryland and Napa.
She has been in the industry for 3 years as a Professional Dog Groomer, before changing towards the vet industry where she aspires to be a Veterinary Assistant. She has 3 dogs and 2 cats and in her off time you can find her drawing, reading, playing video games/board games, sewing, knitting, rock gym, hiking, baking and doll customization.
Favorite Book: Batman The Long Halloween
Years In Practice: 1
Ali was born and raised in Salinas and after finishing high school at Notre Dame she moved to Tuscaloosa, Alabama. She received her B.S. this last May, majoring in Biology on the Pre-Veterinarian track. She is currently finishing her Animal Nutrition certificate while applying to Veterinary School for Fall 2021.
Whenever she is not studying she loves to train with her Siberian Husky, Pebbles, who is working to be a therapy dog. In her free time her favorite thing to do is go hiking or camping with her friends and Pebbles!
Favorite Book: Allegiant by Veronica Roth
Years in Practice: 2
Cathe is our Bookkeeper. She was born in Carmel and has lived on and off the peninsula for her whole life.
She has 1 horse, 32 year old Arabian named Chardonnay and a Beagle named Tulip. In her off time you can find her playing with horses and following/supporting her grandkids with athletics.
Favorite Book: Where the Crawdads Sing
Years in Practice: 10